Do hardwood floors add value to a home

Yes, they do add value, and that might be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, benefits. You will see this in at least two ways; first, 70% to 80% of the cost of either engineered or solid hardwood flooring will show up as an increase in your property values. Theoretically, a home that was once valued at $200K could become worth 216K. 

Second, we're told by real estate sales associates around the country that potential buyers could pay as much as 2.5% extra for a home with wood floors. Third, and this is the bonus, homes with wood floors sell faster because of the visual interest.

Wood flooring is cost-effectiveWhen you look at the overall picture, that they both last for years and that there are minimal, if any, replacement costs, a wood floor is a pretty good investment.  Unless there's structural damage, such as from termites, all it usually takes is sanding and refinishing to bring them back to their original luster.

You don't even need to worry about replacement if you want a change of color because all that takes is sanding and restaining. And, yes, you can go from the darkest dark to blond very easily.

Other benefits include:
  1. Versatility: Especially with all the stains, especially offered at our hardwood flooring company, these floors will work with any decor, from urban modern to California coastal, farmhouse, traditional and more.
  2. Easy care: Sweep or dry dust mop daily; this is vital since sand and dirt can scratch.  Damp-mop with a wood cleaner periodically. Wipe spills immediately, especially in the case of solid wood, and strategically place area rugs or mats at entrances and in front of sinks to catch splashes. Keep pet nails trimmed and use protective furniture pads when needed.

Hardwood flooring is visually appealing, with all the species, stains, patterns, and textures available. Visit Munday Hardwoods, Inc. We're in Lenoir, NC, and work with homeowners and businesses in and around Morganton, Hudson, Granite Falls, Taylorsville, Boone, Blowing Rock, Wilkesboro, and Hickory. Be sure to ask about our free wood flooring quotes.